Capitol Reef National Park in August

From hiking trails and canyons to historic sites and scenic drives, there is something for everyone in Capitol Reef National Park during the month of August.


The weather at Capitol Reef National Park in August is hot with highs near 88 and lows near 63 degrees Fahrenheit

The Fruita area is a popular location at Capitol Reef! The Gifford Homestead, Blacksmith Shop, barn and orchards are fun to see, explore and photograph.

The Capitol Reef scenic drive is a must-see! You can also explore Cathedral Valley and Burr Trail if you’ve got the right vehicle. There are also guided tours you can take if you don't have a high-clearance vehicle!

Capitol Reef photography:  Sunrise: Panorama Point and Sunset Point Sunset: Panorama Point, Sunset Point, Eph Hanks Tower

Capitol Reef is internationally recognized as a great place to stargaze due to its remote location.  With clear skies you get some of the most incredible views of the night sky that you will ever see.

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